The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen
If you loved Beautiful Disaster then you're ready to discover . . .
THE SECRET OF ELLA AND MICHAA rule-breaker with a fiery attitude, Ella always wore her heart on her sleeve. Then she left everything behind to go to college, where she transformed into someone who follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. Now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. But once there, Ella fears that everything she's worked so hard to bury might resurface-especially with Micha living right next door.
Smart, sexy, and confident, Micha can get under Ella's skin like no one else. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. If he tries to tempt the old Ella to return, he will be impossible to resist. But what Ella doesn't realize is that when she left, she took a piece of Micha's heart with her. Now he's determined to win back the girl he lost, no matter what it takes.
Paperback, 309 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by Forever
(first published 2012)
Ella and Micha's life aren't all sunshine and daisies. Ella's life was ripped between losing her mother and dealing with her drunken father and an brother who ran as far away quickly as possible.
Micha is raised by a single mother, with a father out of the picture until now all the sudden that father attempt to make contact.
Both Ella and Micha are face with dark past, but only they can be the light within one another.
Can they both find true happiness?
I give this an 3.5 Cat Tails Up, I don't personally read broken characters type books so this was slightly hard to digest but overall I did like it. I do plan on continuing the series.
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I've never read any books that had such raw characters that were fighting their own inner demons, and were hiding who they really were as a person. For Ella she spent her time hiding her past and recreating an new identify for herself while Micha went through some rough patches and had to face some hard times but all those reasons why he took an 180 degree turn was because of Ella.
I can see that both Ella and Micha were the best of friends and they never really cross that line of being friends until one night where everything changed.
Ella disappears off the face of the earth but then when summer breaks comes along, she is force to head back home a place where she just want to leave behind. She and her roommate are driving back to her roommate's house and Ella's little town is on the way. The day or night she arrive back home, suddenly everyone knows she's back including Micha.
Micha had his ups and downs but the only thing that would fix that was Ella, when she disappeared his whole world collapse. Then when she finally reappear he going to do everything he can to show her that they belong to one another no matter how messed up their world is.
These two are clearly drawn to one another, while Ella feels that she is too broken to be anything sort of a girlfriend or be relationship materials Micha sets out to tell her that being herself is all he needs. Micha on the otherhands never had to face his own inner demons until his father tries to make contact.
Overall this book was about "broken" characters that are trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel. I'd personally don't read books like this but it gives me more of a reason to continue Ella and Micha's journey in life after have finding each other and being with each other makes them the happiest they could ever be.